‘Art’ at Little Theatre
Raleigh Little Theatre presents Yasmina Reza’s “Art,” a comedy where lines are drawn and old friends square off when one purchases a canvas that is just a pure white painting. Performances will be held at 3 or 8 p.m. through Sept. 29 at the theatre, 301 S. Pogue St., Raleigh. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $16 for seniors and students. For more information or to purchase a ticket, call 919-821-3111 or visit www.raleighlittletheatre.org.
America’s Music Series
America’s Music film and music series will be held through October at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. The schedule is:
Kenneth Rodgers, director of the N.C. Central University Art Museum, will discuss the Harlem Renaissance at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Learn about the art styles of Meta Fuller, Aaron Douglas, Archibald Motley, William H. Johnson, Malvin Gray Johnson and Augusta Savage. For information, call 919-839-6262.
Mort Künstler at museum
Walk through the exhibit “For Us the Living: The Civil War Art of Mort Künstler” and meet the artist from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7850.
Paper plate banjo
Make It, Take It: Paper Plate Banjo will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. View the exhibit “Turn the Radio On: Carolina Bluegrass” and make a toy banjo. For more information, call 919-807-7850.
Bluegrass in the garden
Blue52 and the Phillips Family Band will perform bluegrass music from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, in the Fletcher garden at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7850.
Rock for Hope
UNC Rex Cancer Care’s Rock for Hope will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in the museum park theater at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The festival will raise awareness and support for those with cancer.
Raleigh Little Theatre and the N.C. Museum of Art Contemporaries will offer a wine tasting and social for young professionals at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the theatre, 301 S. Pogue St., Raleigh. The wine tasting and social will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., followed by a performance of “Art” at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $25 for adults and $21 for seniors and students. For more information or to purchase a ticket, call 919-821-3111 or visit www.raleighlittletheatre.org.
Call for fiction
The Piedmont Laureate program is accepting applications from authors of short fiction for 2014.
Authors must be residents of Wake, Alamance, Durham or Orange counties. The Laureate will receive a stipend of $6,500 and serve for one year. Laureate activities include readings, workshops and creative writing and literature promotions.
The deadline for applications is 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27. For more information or to apply, visit www.piedmontlaureate.com.
The International Bluegrass Music Association’s Wide Open Bluegrass festival will be held Sept. 27-28 in downtown Raleigh. The event will feature music, a music expo, a public street fair and the N.C. Whole Hog Barbecue State Championship. The festival is part of the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass 2013, which takes place Sept. 24-28 and includes a business conference and the IBMA awards. Tickets start at $40 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.bluegrassfanfest.org.
Karen Matthews will read her children’s book “The Legend of Lizard Lick: A North Carolina Folktale” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at NoFo at The Pig Café and Gift Shop, 2014 Fairview Road, Raleigh. A book signing will follow the reading.